Latin America

Latin America
Wednesday, November 18th 2009 - 03:04 UTC

Zelaya claims US and Micheletti are involved in “laundering” the coup

Ousted president Zelaya is running out of time and space

Honduran ousted president Manuel Zelaya claims the United States in partnership with de facto leader Roberto Micheletti are involved in an operation to “launder” the coup d’etat of June 28th.

Tuesday, November 17th 2009 - 12:54 UTC

Diplomatic row between Chile and Peru over spying accusations

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet (left) and Peruvian President Alan Garcia (right) at the APEC Summit. Photo: Reuters

In separate statements this weekend, Chilean Foreign Minister Mariano Fernandez and government spokesperson Carolina Toha refuted the spying accusations made by Peruvian officials late last week.
“Chile does not spy” said the Chilean government officials.

Tuesday, November 17th 2009 - 09:10 UTC

Latinamerica at the heart of a climate change deal, says Miliband

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband recalled that deforestation contributes 18% of total global emissions

United Kingdom Foreign Secretary David Miliband said on Monday a politically binding deal on climate change will only be struck with the agreement of leading South American countries.

Monday, November 16th 2009 - 23:50 UTC

International Liberal support for Micheletti and Honduras election

Dutch born Hans Van Baalen president of the Liberal International and member of the European Parliament

Honduras de facto leader Roberto Micheletti has been named vice-president of the Liberal International organization in spite of the fact he is not recognized by a majority of the international community.

Monday, November 16th 2009 - 23:45 UTC

Bolivian December election is focused on control of the Senate

Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first elected indigenous president

Bolivian president Evo Morales continues to lead comfortably public opinion polls with only three weeks for the presidential election scheduled for December 6. Five million Bolivians are registered to vote.

Monday, November 16th 2009 - 20:21 UTC

Chile’s December election: 100.000 registered to vote in Magallanes

Official campaigning started last Friday and ends December 10

Almost 100.000 residents are registered in Magallanes Region to vote on December 13th Chilean general elections which will decide on the country’s next president and regional members for the Lower House in Santiago.

Monday, November 16th 2009 - 16:14 UTC

Chavez ready to bombard clouds, with Cuban help, to force rainfall

“Lightning” Hugo promises to “soak-out” all clouds over Caracas

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez announced he will begin bombarding not Colombia, but the clouds so as to trigger much needed precipitations to help fill up dams and reservoirs, at record low levels, and which have forced water and power rationing.

Monday, November 16th 2009 - 16:12 UTC

Panama anticipates it will recognize Honduran election and winner

Ricardo Martinelli: elections, the best way out of the crisis

Panama President Ricardo Martinelli said his country “will recognize the winner” of the coming Honduran presidential election next November 29th. “We will recognize the election process and the winner”, said Martinelli in an interview with La Estrella from Panama City.

Saturday, November 14th 2009 - 13:57 UTC

Chavez rejects Brazilian proposal for Colombian/Venezuelan hot border

Chavez called Uribe a US “lackey”

President Hugo Chavez on Friday rejected a joint border monitoring system with Colombia which was proposed by Brazil. He said he would not allow any “extra-national force” along the Venezuelan border zone with Colombia.

Saturday, November 14th 2009 - 13:15 UTC

Chilean presidential candidate triggers controversy over human rights trials

Piñera told retired military personnel he would put an end to “ad eternum” trials

Conservative presidential candidate Sebastían Piñera on Thursday defended comments he made Tuesday to a meeting of retired, Pinochet-era military and police officials. Piñera pledged his government would put an end to human rights cases that “never end” if he succeeds in his bid for office.

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